Book of MormonMitt Romney stumping in Iowa today was confronted by Mary Van Steenis, one of the Christian conservatives he was there to court.

Her question to him was:

Mary Van Steenis asked Romney how he would ponder important decisions as president and which source of inspiration he would seek.

“Where would the Bible be in that process?” she asked. “Would it be above the Book of Mormon or would it be beneath it?”

Mitt’s polite, politically correct response was:

“I don’t know that there’s any conflict at all between the values of great faiths like mine, like yours, like other faiths, like Jews who don’t believe in the New Testament,” Romney said.

Not satisfied, Van Steenis persisted:

“I asked if you had to look to one source what would it be? He didn’t really respond to that,” she told reporters after the event. “This is serious to me.”

Well Mary, Mitt has to be diplomatic as he runs for President, and not offend voters, the press, other candidates and the like. But, I, on the other hand am not running for anything. Since it is apparently so important (and serious) to you to know where the Book of Mormon stands in Mormon belief, let me fill you in on what I, a card carrying Mormon, believe about the Book of Mormon and the Bible.

The Prophet Joseph Smith, the Prophet of the Restoration, taught the following about the Book of Mormon:

“I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book”

Now, I can’t and don’t speak for Mitt Romney; but, many, many Mormons just like him, including me, believe exactly what the Prophet Joseph taught about the Book of Mormon:

1. The Book of Mormon is the most correct of any book on earth;

2. It is the keystone of our religion;

3. A man will get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.

You’re right about one thing. This is serious to me too. I hope this helps. And, thanks for asking!